That major storm that went from a blizzard to a severe weather makeover the last couple of days is driving into Ontario Friday morning. The powerful counterclockwise circulation around its center is pulling warmth up from Florida to New England Friday.
The severe thunderstorms of Thursday have weakened to just a few showers now in the northeast. There’s a slight chance a few thunderstorms could regenerate over southeastern Massachusetts late Friday. But for most of us it’s just a mostly cloudy day with a few showers.
Even though it’s not raining very much, we have puddles due to melting snow.
And a flood watch in northern New England for a possible break up of ice on the rivers, with the resulting ice jam flooding possible.
High temperatures range from near 50 degrees along the south to the low 60s inland, all the way up to near the Canadian border.
Wind from the south is gusting past 30 mph, a little stronger in the hills and along the coast. The wind will diminish late today and tonight.
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Cold air starts to work in first up in the sky Friday night, with a chance of rain showers changing to snow showers in the highest elevations.
But for most of us, it’s another mild night with a low temperature in the 40s.
Saturday’s weather is rather divided. In the high country west and north, there’ll be a lot of clouds with some mountain snow showers, but move south and east toward the coast and temperatures again or in the lower 50s with plenty of sunshine.
For most of us, it’s a dry day with gradual cooling under a mixture of sun and clouds.
St. Patrick’s Day Sunday features plenty of blue sky and sunshine. It’ll be brisk with the temperature in the 30s north and low 40s south.
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A weak wave of low pressure crosses south of New England Monday, with a chance of some light rain or snow from Connecticut to Cape Cod. Otherwise, we are partly sunny with a high temperature in the lower 40s.
Nighttime lows are in the 20s and 30s, so the snow melt in the mountains slows down or stops. Next week, we celebrate the Vernal equinox and the full moon both on Wednesday.
It looks like a mostly quiet week. But we will have to watch for another front from Canada Wednesday night and a developing ocean storm. If they try and merge, things could get interesting here Thursday and Friday. Stay ahead of it all with our First Alert to 10-Day Forecast.